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JOHN - The Light Shines in the Darkness
A Bible Study Course on the Gospel of Christ according to John
PART 1 - The Shining of the Divine Light (John 1:1 - 4:54)
C - Christ's First Visit to Jerusalem (John 2:13 - 4:54) -- What is True Worship?
4. Jesus in Samaria (John 4:1–42)

b) Jesus leads his disciples to see the ready harvest (John 4:27-38)

JOHN 4:27-30
27 At this, his disciples came. They marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, “What are you looking for?” or, “Why do you speak with her?” 28 So the woman left her water pot, and went away into the city, and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything that I did. Can this be the Christ?” 30 They went out of the city, and were coming to him.

While the discussion was in progress, the disciples returned from the village with food they had bought. They were amazed to see Jesus alone with a sinful woman who was as well a Samaritan outcast. None of them dared to speak, as they felt the Spirit’s presence. They noticed the divine marvel performed by Christ, for the woman’s face had been transformed by her looking unto Christ and listening to his words. The joy of knowing the Savior reigned over her.

Then the woman left her empty pot. She had not given Jesus the cup of water which he had requested but he had quenched her thirst by forgiveness. She became a spring of living water to many. She ran to the village and talked to the people and pointed them to Christ. Her mouth once a source of lewd talk was now a source of clear water witnessing to Christ. She drew people to the Savior witnessing how he had uncovered her sins. The villagers guessed from this confession that an unusual event had taken place: the work of God in this woman. They longed to discover her secret so they ran to the well where Jesus and his disciples were resting.

This is a model picture of what occurs when Christ works in those who would follow him. We too will inform friends and neighbors that Christ has come to save us. Then a desire for living water will rise up in them provided by the Holy Spirit. Have you become a spring of life for many? If not, confess your sin to Jesus, yield your life to him, so that he may cleanse you and sanctify you and thus you will be a blessing to many – as happened to the former adulteress preaching in her surroundings.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I thank you for searching me and knowing me. I am no better than this sinful woman in Samaria. Forgive my sins. Grant me God’s gift which quenches my thirst for truth, purify my life. Open my eyes to see the heavenly Father. Fill my heart with the Holy Spirit, that I may become a useful person, and my life may become an expression of worship in response to your grace. Save many, and draw them to yourself. You do not reject those who come to you.


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